Allen Joseph Krueger

Allen Joseph Krueger of Port Washington was called to his eternal rest on Friday, March 14, 2008 at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, at the age of 83.

Funeral services, ar-ranged by Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg, were held on March 17 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton.

His body will be placed in Godís earth today, March 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery to await the resurrection.

When Jesus returns to this earth and raises up all the bodies of those who have died, He will raise up Allenís body also and make it new and perfect and take him to live with Him in paradise forever. What comfort this gives to the believers in Jesus Christ.

Allen was born in Grafton on April 7, 1925, son of Arnold and Leona (nee Bienlein) Krueger.

While attending Grafton High School, Allen spent a great deal of time with his father who worked in auto mechanics at Wegner-Hinz Company, a Chrysler/Plymouth dealership. This later became Allenís primary career as well.

Before his senior year of high school ended, Allen was drafted into the U.S. Navy during World War II. Much of his time in service was spent in the Pacific, the Mariana Islands and Japan on an LST 1025.

After the war, Allen met Ruth Jaeger while playing in the Cedarburg Civic Band. They were married on April 22, 1950 at St. Josephís Catholic Church in Grafton.

Allen and Ruth had six children from 1951-63.

In addition to his family, Allen was a member of the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, the Rose-Harms American Legion Post in Grafton and the Port Washington City Band.

Allen also enjoyed his fatherís company in the Port City Band, and eventually that of two of his children and a grandchild.

Later in his life, after the children were grown, Allen loved to travel with Ruth to all of their childrenís homes, enjoying them and the grandchildren, attending birthday parties, concerts, sporting events and being a fun-loving grandpa.

Tailgating parties at "Milwaukee County Stadium" and attending Milwaukee Brewers games were events the entire family looked forward to.

Allen also had a love for serving people and helped them in any way he could.

Allen is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Krueger of Port Washington; his children Cindy Kimball of Port Washington, Bonnie (Joseph) Knepper of Rice Lake, Bryan (Bridget) of Fredonia, Terry (Maria) of Berlin, Colleen (James) Leyva of Asheville, N.C. and Michael of Denver, Colo.; his grandchildren Trea and Sara Kimball, Rachel (Kimball) Krause, Jennifer (Kimball) Taucher, Matthew and Benjamin Knepper, Nicole (Krueger) Callahan, Katie (Krueger) Bauman, Jamie and Kimberly Krueger, Emma, Audrey, Garrett and Mitchell Krueger and Daniel and Phillip Leyva.

Allen is also survived by his great-granchildren Trevor and Megan Krause, Grant, Kaydence and Abigail Callahan and Kay-leigh Bauman; his sisters Eileen Blumenberg and LaVerne (Harry) Frank; his sisters-in-law Erna Stecker, Viola Maas, Eunice (Glenn) Frank and Darlene (Bob) Ladwig; his brother-in-law Harry Viesselmann; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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